Achilles Tendon Surgery

A torn Achilles tendon is a common injury among people who play sports involving lunging, jumping, and pivoting. It can also result from tendonitis caused by repeated stress or overuse wear and tear on the tendon. People with shorter calf muscles can also be more at risk for a ruptured Achilles tendon. A torn or ruptured tendon typically leads to ankle pain and swelling and reduces the foot’s range of motion. At Surgical Solutions Network’s private clinics, our fellowship-trained physicians perform Achilles tendon repair or reconstruction surgery to repair a torn or chronically damaged Achilles tendon.

Get Achilles Tendon Surgery With Surgical Solutions Network

Patients from across Canada and worldwide choose Surgical Solutions Network’s private medical clinics for Achilles tendon repair surgery. Our foot and ankle surgeons have years of experience performing this and other foot, ankle, and toe procedures. They are committed to helping you regain full motion in your ankle and foot so you can take part in sports and other activities again. With our patient-centred philosophy, we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience. You have options in Canada for private healthcare to expedite your Achilles tendon repair. Surgical Solutions is a network of accredited private medical clinics across Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

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What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone and is the body’s largest tendon. A strong, chord-like structure, the Achilles lifts the heel and controls the foot’s movements when walking, running, and jumping.

What Does Achilles Tendon Surgery Treat?

Achilles tendon surgery repairs a chronic painfully inflamed or ruptured Achilles tendon. Achilles tendon repair or reconstruction surgery can eliminate ankle pain and restore function and stability to the foot when walking, running, and jumping.

What Happens During Achilles Tendon Surgery?

Our surgeons perform Achilles tendon surgery using a general anesthetic, which means the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure. The surgeon first makes a small incision in the calf and then assesses what needs to be done. 

  • Chronic tendinosis: The surgeon incises the tendon in damaged areas.
  • Tendon rupture: The surgeon removes the damaged part of the tendon, if necessary, and then stitches the torn tendon together.
  • Very badly damaged tendon: The surgeon may remove all or part of the tendon and replace it with tissue taken from elsewhere in the foot. In this case, the surgeon will make other small incisions to remove that tendon.

What Is Recovery Like After Achilles Tendon Surgery?

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored for complications. Achilles tendon repair surgery is typically outpatient surgery that doesn’t require an overnight stay. The patient must have someone on hand to drive them home.

Patients are likely to need a splint, cast, or another support device on the ankle and may need to use crutches. Patients will receive instructions on using the crutches before leaving our facility and will be given instructions on what they should and shouldn’t do to maximize their recovery. The cast may need to be worn for 6 to 12 weeks.

Next Steps: Book Your Achilles Tendon Repair Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your Achilles tendon repair surgery needs with our orthopedic surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. Discover your options for private healthcare in Canada and how Surgical Solutions private medical clinics can expedite your Achilles repair surgery. To discover your healthcare options, your patient advisor will discuss your medical history, incision techniques, and potential risks and complications.

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